Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Heavy

The Heavy are a British indie band with a core consisting of Kelvin Swaby and Dan Taylor, who grew up bonding over vintage rhythm and blues and listening to reggae and Prince. As a result, the music on their album The House That Dirt Built is all over the place. "Cause For Alarm" has a reggae sound while "Sixteen" is a clear throw back to the big blues of the Screamin Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You," and "No Time" is good ole classic rock. Today mp3, "How You Like Me Now," is guitar-scorched rock-sprawl band with swaggering funk undertones. The Heavy have been in cahoots with the Noisettes and have a penchant for calling their music "dirty," so at the very least, give them a listen and see if they can sass up your Sunday.

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